4-H Youth Development

Head - Heart - Hands - Health

4-H encourages diverse groups of youth to develop their unique skills and talents to the fullest potential. Young people participate in 4-H through clubs, special interest groups, after-school programs, camps, and many other activities. “Learning by doing” through hands-on activities and community involvement empowers 4-H’ers to develop and strengthen life skills. 4-H is a family affair. This includes the parent-child relationship and the extended family of community and state. It is a unique blend of government, private business, and volunteers working together to broaden the horizons of Fayette County’s young people.

Fayette County 4-H offers the following opportunities (2023-2024 school year):

4-H Motto:

“To make the best better.”

4-H Pledge:

“I pledge my head to clearer thinking,

My heart to greater loyalty,

My hands to larger service,

And my health to better living.

For my club,

My community,

My country,

And my world.”

In-School clubs


  • Oakland Elementary: 4th and 5th grades
  • Southwest Elementary: 4th and 5th grades
  • Rossville Christian Academy: 4th grade

After-school or out-of-school clubs

  • Agriculture Club: any 4th -12th grade students
  • Foods and Nutrition Club: any 4th-12th grade students
  • STEM Club: any 4th-12th grade students
  • Junior Master Gardeners: any 4th-8th grade students*
  • Homeschool Club: any 4th-12th grade students

*Fee required to join, as JMG handbooks are purchased by the Extension office.

Other Activities (Seasonal)

Judging teams are comprised of four 4-H’ers in the same age group. Contact Mattie Niebuhr mniebuhr@utk.edu for more information.

  • Consumer Decision Making
  • Dairy Cattle Judging
  • Dairy Products
  • Forestry Judging
  • Horse Judging
  • Land Judging
  • Life Skills
  • Livestock Judging
  • Meat Science
  • Grill Masters
  • Poultry Judging
  • Wildlife Judging

Contact Information:

Call 901-465-5233

4-H clover logo

Paper Clover Logo

You can support 4-H by visiting a local Tractor Supply Co. store in the spring & fall and purchasing a paper clover​ for $1 or more.

Our nearest TSC is located on Hwy 64 between Somerville and Oakland (address: 50 Teague Store Rd., Somerville, TN 38068). 2019 Paper Clover

Support 4-H

​If you’d like to make a donation to Fayette 4-H or to all Tennessee 4-H, please follow this link: The Tennessee 4-H Foundation​.

​​Foll​ow us on Facebook​

You can like or follow our Fayette County 4-H page on Facebook! You can also connect with our UT Extension – Fayette County Facebook page​.


Please call the Extension office, (901) 465-5233, if you have questions or would like more information about 4-H activities and contests. Thank you.